Audio file Text: Mark 4:16-17 Summary: What causes a hardened heart? 3 things: 1) reducing Christianity to a religion of principles, doctrines, and traditions of men (Mark 7:5-8); 2) not using what you already know (Mark 4:21-25); 3) allowing persecution to bother you (Mark 4:16-17).
Text: John 16:1-15 Summary: The ministry of the Holy Spirit can be summed up in one word — Jesus.
Preacher: Pastor Ray Text: Mark 14:32-42 Pray to discern false teachers. Pray to endure the present and future persecution. Pray to express your heartfelt desire for Jesus’ return. Pray for a willing spirit to pray. Pray for your flesh and your emotions not to get in the way of you praying.
Preacher: Pastor Ray Text: Mark 10:17-31 (Context – Mark 9:49-50, 10:32-40) Summary: As followers of Jesus, expect to go through many fires, specifically, the fires of persecution. Allow these fires to purify you, for great is your reward.
Preacher: Pastor Ray Text: Matt 10:1-22 Jesus models for us what it means to be a Spirit-filled laborer and a Spirit-filled witness. Look to Him and follow in His footsteps.